Today's Ghost Blog comes from my amazingly-sweet sister-in-law, Tani.
She blogs over at My Songbook and has a super fun family that is big on traditions
(I've never actually met her family, but Camaron's family only ever has great things to say about them).
To my mom’s credit, my family had real traditions. We had Halloween feasts; we would carve pumpkins, and go trick-or-treating. But the traditions that really stick out to me are the ones that were never meant to be traditions at all. Here are a few traditions that are even better:
1. I dislike pickles. But for some reason, every Halloween I would stuff my face with them to the point where there were none left for anyone else. This was probably because my mom topped those nasty things with other things that actually made pickles taste good. She topped them with cream-cheese and then wrapped them in turkey meat. Pickle time!
2. We soon discovered that Taylor (my little brother) was not a happy trick-or-treater unless he had fake blood all over himself, no matter what he was. I remember him as a happy dead base-ball player, happy dead school boy… happy dead vampire. But not a happy Indian.
3. We carved pumpkins, and we would all laugh at how Chantel couldn’t touch the insides of the pumpkin, so mom or dad would end up removing the goop for her. (I would bet that she has never removed the goop herself.)
|please note the lipstick :)|
4. I would find the biggest pumpkin I could possibly find. (I am not a cheap date to the pumpkin patch).
5. I would always be what Chelsey was for Halloween the year before. I copied her every chance I got. I copied everything she ever did. I am probably copying her right now...
But no matter how goofy our unexpected traditions got, Halloween was always a blast. In fact, the goofier the traditions, the better, I say!
Happy Halloween from Halloween's past!!
Aren't her pictures so fun?!
I'm now even more excited to dress up for Halloween -I may or may not be wearing my costume right now.
Those pumpkin candy buckets make me want to take little kids trick-or-treating. I can't wait until all of us have a ton of kids and get together and create holiday traditions:)
Be sure to stop by Tani's blog for more amazingness
...and brace yourself for more terrifyingly-tight ghost posts all this week!